I have had this stamp set (which includes 4 stamps) for a few months and haven't done anything with it...It was still in it's package! See, this blog is already making me more productive! :-) I think I got it at Big Lots...You can find GREAT deals on scrapbooking supplies there! The only thing is that you have to catch them at the right time. I bought cuttlebug dies for $2 a piece there before (needless to say I bought almost every one they had)! I walked out with $100 of mechandise for only about $16! It was an AWESOME find. They regularly carry Thickers, paper and all kinds of stamps and embellishments!
Anyway....back to the card above...I started with a white card base that opens at the bottom. The piece of paper is 11 1/2 x 4 1/4. Both ink choices are from Stampin' UP!'s Earth Elements Collection....Old Olive and Creamy Caramel. I took the largest demask stamp and stamped it in Old Olive. I then stamped the smaller stamp over the large using the Creamy Caramel stamp pad. I then inked the edges with both colors, attached the knotted ribbon with staples on both ends, and stamped my sentiment in Old Olive. I added a gemstone in the middle of the design to add a little character to the card...I thought it needed something! :-) It took under 10 minutes to make! I LOVE fast ideas!
Hope this inspires you to open that stamp set you bought ages ago and start creating! Have a great day and remember it is always homemade!!